Man stoned to death as Oro worshippers, church members clash in Lagos
An Oro worshipper was allegedly stoned to death during a clash with members of Truth and the Spirit Prophetic Church, Agege, Lagos state on Tuesday morning.
THECONSCIENCEng gathered that the incident which led to the death of a traditional oro worshipper identified as Agboola Akeem was caused by the invasion of traditional worshippers into the church premises while celebrating their festival.
According to reports, fight broke out between the two groups after the church members rejected an order from the Oro worshippers to suspend their service.
The leader of the church, a 50-year-old Mercy Okocha and other nine members have been arrested as suspects.
A police source who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said the aforementioned church is located at 2, Taiwo Lawal Street in Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos state.
Confirming the incident, Lagos Police State Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who took to his verified handle on Twitter, said “Oro worshippers clashed with church members holding a vigil. It sadly resulted in the death of one person. It’s clearly a murder case. Suspects have been arrested.”